Category Archives: Resources

Symposium on American Food Resilience (Part 1) released

Part 1 of the Symposium on American Food Resilience (13 articles) has now been published in the September issue of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (http://link.springer.com/journal/13412/5/3/page/1#page-1).  Part 2 (14 articles) will be in the December issue. The entire … Continue reading

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Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism in the Food System

In late May 2015, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems published a new annotated bibliography, Structural racism present in the U.S. Food System The resource provides useful background reading to advocates, scholars, and anyone else working to bring about a more … Continue reading

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Global Postharvest Loss Prevention Course: Fundamentals, Technologies, and Actors

Dr. Prasanta Kalita, Director of the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss, will be conducting a Coursera course in Global Postharvest Loss Prevention The course is free of charge, and there is no textbook. Topics will include postharvest loss and … Continue reading

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The State of Food Waste: Gleaning, and Other Ways to Help

After interviewing Jack Paxton for my last article, I had the same thought I know many others have had: “Wow. Maybe I should start thinking more about what I throw away. But how?” I went looking for solutions, maybe to tag them onto … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: “Evaluation for Transformation”: A Cross-Sectoral Evaluation Framework for Farm to School

“Evaluation for Transformation: A Cross-Sectoral Evaluation Framework for Farm to School” provides common language for defining farm to school core and supplemental elements, guidance on program articulation, a comprehensive literature review of farm to school and farm to preschool outcomes, … Continue reading

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Application Open for “Preparing a New Generation of Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Farmers”

Aspiring Illinois farmers, new growers with less than five years’ experience, commodity farmers interested in diversifying to include fruit or vegetable production, and high school and community college agriculture teachers are invited to apply now for the next session of … Continue reading

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New “Food for Thought”

The University of Illinois College of ACES recently released the second installment of its publication “Food for Thought.” The magazine focuses on the research conducted and solutions found by the scientists within the college. It can be read and/or downloaded here. The … Continue reading

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Thoughts from “Growing Cities”

Last night, the Prosperity Gardens held a fundraiser at the Art Theater in downtown Champaign, with refreshments, t-shirts, the first public appearance of their new bus (still without a name, but I hear that they’re taking suggestions), and a screening of … Continue reading

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New Blog Focused at Strip-Tilling

We’re excited to tell you about a new site, striptillfarmer.com, recently launched to serve as a source for all you need to know on the methods and equipment needed for strip-tillage, a form of agriculture that engages in minimal tillage. … Continue reading

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Check Out the Food Environment Atlas

New from our friends at the United States Department of Agriculture is the Food Environment Atlas, a very interesting tool that allows the comparison of dozens of variables, such as the availability of farmers markets, the rate of diabetes and … Continue reading

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